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Sexyback by odessie (Dessie), a perfect song to vid by for our Phryne Fisher. One of a number of great vids I caught up on now that Festivids is on AO3!
If Thou Wolt Haue it Red by Skitz_phenom. Merlin and Gwen are affected by a spell and must figure out why and by who. I really enjoyed seeing this story unfold, as it was just a little bit different all along. I liked that it dealt with the fallout between Arthur and Gwen in a believable fashion, and that it allowed Merlin and Gwen to share something together in a way I don't often see. There were also various bits that seemed very in character -- Gwen's compassion, Merlin's overconfidence, and Arthur's inability to listen when he really needs to!
Hang the Apple on the Tree by a_big_apple. "Arthur wakes from his death to find himself in Avalon, and slowly learns the rules of his strange afterlife through a series of difficult conversations. In Camelot, life must go on without him, but he has unwittingly left a little piece of himself behind. As Queen Guinevere takes the kingdom in new directions, Merlin must find ways to continue guarding Arthur, and his legacy, until they are finally together again."
It was really nice to get a story about how things went post-series. I haven't seen many stories about how Gwen copes going forward so I enjoyed seeing her doing so with Merlin by her side. I also found it interesting to follow Arthur's encounters on Avalon, and the fact that he was able to follow Merlin's life made much more sense in how he was able to adjust on his return.
a thimble of light for an acre of sky by celaenos. I've generally seen a Morgana-redeemed storyline as part of a larger story rather than the central storyline told from her POV, so it was nice to come across this. I particularly enjoyed Gwen's role and to see the ways in which she re-established herself with Morgana as a counterpart to Arthur's own efforts, rather than something that took place only between Arthur and Morgana.
Not Dying Today Podfic by lunchee. "The first (and only) time John saw Sherlock and Anderson work well as a team without complaint, they were performing CPR on Lestrade." Wonderfully tense and yet well paced reading of a team in action.
Stuck to You by some_stars. A fun, well timed Dark Angel vid about the ambivalent relationship of Max and Alec.
Stamina by runawaynun. Inspiring vid about female athletes with a really awesome set of notes about all the women in the video. Plus timely given the Olympics!
ART: Surf's Up by fingerprintbruises. Graphic art for Merlin Reverse Big Bang 2017. I really like the way these hit the mood of a summer surfing fic.
Art for "The King of Mars" by rou. So detailed and well thought out, it's a story on its own but also contributes to the linked work.
Sandbox Podfic by Shmaylor. "Five world-class archeologists meet on a dig." An interesting Leverage AU idea and a well done reading by Shmaylor.
Artwork, podfic, vids and fic!
Not Dying Today is a great story, thanks for reminding me of it, I'll go a re-read it. I didn't know it had a podfic, that's awesome, I'll check that out too! :D
Woot discovery! \o/
That Stamina vid is so amazing. I cried while watching...
Wasn't it inspiring? Glad to hear someone else found it and enjoyed it :)